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Best Albums of the 2000s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 19,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
20001,773279,699 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,847245,015
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,936256,773 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (53rd)
by Wilco
20032,142224,369 Elephant (56th)
by The White Stripes
20042,028259,232 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,164216,426 Illinois (75th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,289218,086 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,355310,304 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,464185,108 Fleet Foxes (101st)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,526194,036 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total21,5242,389,046

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Muse, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Animal Collective and Modest Mouse.
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RankAlbumArtist
161.

Echoes, Silence, Patience & GraceUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2007Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 2007:23Rank Score:2,101
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:782
Average Rating:  72/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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162.

Fever RaySweden Fever Ray
Year of Release:2009Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:2,097
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:786
Average Rating:  79/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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163.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,093
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:788
Average Rating:  78/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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164.

Sung TongsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2004Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:2,060
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:797
Average Rating:  81/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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165.

The Sophtware SlumpUnited States Grandaddy
Year of Release:2000Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 2000:17Rank Score:2,038
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:803
Average Rating:  78/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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166.

No More Shall We PartAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2001Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:2,019
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:808
Average Rating:  79/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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167.

The MeadowlandsUnited States The Wrens
Year of Release:2003Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 2003:16Rank Score:2,015
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:812
Average Rating:  80/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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168.

Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The GroundUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2002Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 2002:19Rank Score:2,010
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:815
Average Rating:  79/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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169.

Clap Your Hands Say YeahUnited States Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Year of Release:2005Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 2005:20Rank Score:2,004
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:818
Average Rating:  75/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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170.

KasabianUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2004Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 2004:19Rank Score:1,991
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:823
Average Rating:  74/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 88 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 98 10%
2003 103 10%
2004 87 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 107 11%
2007 112 11%
2008 107 11%
2009 100 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 569 57%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 63 6%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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